|Module title||Plant Responses To Environmental Stresses|
|Module lecturer||prof. Magdalena Arasimowicz-Jelonek, dr Jagna Chmielowska-Bąk|
|Lecturer position||professor/ assistant professor|
|Faculty||Faculty of Biology|
Course consists of 8 lecture/seminar meetings and 5 laboratory meetings.
Detailed schedule will be announced before the beginning of the semester.
Module aim (aims)
The main aim of the course is presentation of the impact of biotic and abiotic stresses on plants. In frame of the course students will get theoretical and practical knowledge concerning:
- the most common stress factors affecting plants growth and development,
- plant stress symptomatology,
- general and specific responses to stress factors,
- the role of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in plants reaction to unfavourable conditions,
- recovery of plants after exposure to stresses
The course will include short theoretical lectures, seminars consisting of discussion about recent publications associated with the lecture topic and practical classes.
Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)
Knowledge: basic knowledge of botany and plant physiology
Lectures and seminars:
Week 1 (introductory lecture): Introduction to plant ecophysiology.
Week 2 (lecture and seminar): Extreme temperatures – heat and cold stress.
Week 3 (lecture and seminar): Stresses associated with water status – drought and flooding.
Week 4 (lecture and seminar): Salt and osmotic stresses.
Week 5 (lecture and seminar): Anthropogenic stress factors - pollution.
Week 6 (lecture and seminar): Biotic stresses.
Week 7 (lecture and seminar): Role of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in plants response to stress factors.
Week 8 (lecture and seminar): Plant post-stress recovery.
Week 1: Metal stress.
Week 2: Temperature stress.
Week 3: Water stress.
Week 4: Biotic stress - plant-pathogen interactions
Week 5: Biotic stress – allelopathy
- Buchanan B.B, Gruissem W. and Russell L.J. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants. Chapter: Responses to abitoic stresses. Wiley Blackwell, 2015.
- Buchanan B.B, Gruissem W. and Russell L.J. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants. Chapter: Responses to plant pathogens. Wiley Blackwell, 2015.
- Khan N.A and Singh S. Abiotic stress and plant response. I.K. International.
- Taiz L., Zeiger E., Moller I.M., Murphy A. Plant Physiology and Development. Sinauer Associates, 2015.